News Worms
News Worms

IPhone X supplier under fire over student labor

IPhone X supplier under fire over student labor

According to these allegations, Foxconn has been forcing around 3,000 high school students to work overtime to assemble the new iPhone X, often working 11-hour days at one of the company's factories.

The FT report said the students, aged between 17-19, were being forced by their school to participate in the internship.

Apple, in a statement to The Star, said that when it became known that interns were assembling the phones illegally, it took "prompt action".

"We've confirmed the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits, but they should not have been allowed to work overtime", an Apple spokesperson told the newspaper.

Foxconn and Apple later took measures to try to make the factory more comfortable and to reduce the amount of overtime from employees, though there have been several reports of worker suicides since.

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with affordable washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool. One 18-year-old said, "We are being forced by our school to work here".

2 p.m.: Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting.

It added that "interns represent a very small percentage" of its workforce in China and that the breach of labour laws was inconsistent with its own policies.

A spokesperson for Apple told us: "Apple is dedicated to ensuring everyone in our supply chain is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. A team of specialists are on site at the facility working with the management on systems to ensure the appropriate standards are adhered to".

Foxconn worked with local governments and vocational institutions to organize the internship program.

This is far from the first time Foxconn has come under scrutiny for its labor practices.

The BBC reports that Foxconn responded as soon as the facts were revealed.

We required the supplier to provide safe passage home for the underage worker and to continue paying their wages while also providing an educational opportunity.


editors' picks

November 24, 2017
Clippers lose Beverley for rest of way
REUTERS/ Jayne Kamin-OnceaLos Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan may soon be subject of trade talks between teams. The 116-103 win was the team's first since November 1 amid a disgusting slump.

November 24, 2017
Touches Record High As Q4 Earnings, Sales Top Estimates
COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was originally published by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. The firm has a market cap of $44,734.17, a PE ratio of 23.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.73.

November 24, 2017
Not again: Bill Clinton slapped with new sexual assault lawsuits
It is said that in the past, she has reportedly silenced many women who have criticised or protested against Bill's uncontrolled sexual behaviour.

November 24, 2017
Hafiz Saeed set to walk free
Later, in a video message released by his party, Saeed said he was detained because of his association with Jammu and Kashmir. In May 2008, the United States had designated Saeed as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" under Executive Order 13224.

November 24, 2017
Érik Lamela in frame for Tottenham first-team return, says Mauricio Pochettino
I was angry about not being involved in the squad, but at the same time, I understand and I respect his views'. You can ask me about him or Nkoudou, who wasn't involved, or Paulo Gazzaniga or Kieran Trippier or Ben Davies.

November 24, 2017
Apple Rumored to Be Readying a New Budget-Friendly iPhone for 2018
As such, Apple has taken a bit of a gamble with its iPhone X , which marks the company's foray into face recognition technology. Though it looks like a relic next to the X, it might not be the last LCD iPhone that Apple ever releases.

November 24, 2017
Bells ringing for Christmas Kettle kick off in Trail
With a Packers beanie on and a bell in hand, the Congressman spent the afternoon at Pick 'n Save on Lombardi Access Road. The contributions made to the Red Kettle Campaign helps fund these and other programs supported by the Salvation Army.

November 23, 2017
Hazard, Willian shine as Chelsea cruise into last 16
Referee Manuel de Sousa saw enough contact to give Chelsea the penalty and sent off Sadygov. When you wait or you arrive in this type of moment it could be more hard for us".

November 23, 2017
Jude Law Joins The Increasingly Awesome-Sounding CAPTAIN MARVEL
Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the villain with " Half Nelson " helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing. Jude Law has entered talks to join Marvel's Captain Marvel , as first reported Wednesday by Variety .

November 23, 2017
A cool down for Wednesday
Most of northeastern OK will see morning lows around 25 to 28 with slightly lower temps in the valley spots. Mainly dry weather is joining a big blast of cold air to kick off that long Thanksgiving holiday period.